David Slack - Web developer

Documenting the Mundane

Documenting the Mundane is a side scrolling website made with a bespoke CMS. The CMS is created using PHP and has no database with it. 

I use the acrynim CMS in a strict sence because the content is managed. Documenting the mundaine does not use the usual CMS - using a batabase and files to access the content in the database - but the photos are managed and the navigation is created when a new set of photos is uploaded.

The owner simply creates a folder with the month as the name, adds a number of photos to it and the site will do the rest.

The site is templated using a bespoke template engine in PHP, XHTML and CSS2 and 3

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Thats quite an achievement with no DB - how do you add content, menus, etc - i assume its reading from file/xml (which techincally is a database! Wink)
But with no MySQL server (or other main DB server) I wonder how you did it - can you give us a brief summary?

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Hi Ozzy,

Much more simple than XML or anything like that, I used the folder name as the link, convert the '_' to spaces and use capital case. Simple.

Makes it easy to just upload a folder of images and everything just works.

Simple for me and simple for the client, especially since they have a very basic hosting package.

Sorry if you where hoping for something clever.

I do websites, me

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